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Banff National Park reports surge in visitors

Rich Landers sharing the view from the top of Skoki Peak in Canada's Banff National Park. (Rich Landers)
Rich Landers sharing the view from the top of Skoki Peak in Canada's Banff National Park. (Rich Landers)

PARKS -- I sensed a crowd when I entered Canada's Banff National Park last summer.  But here's a tip:  Take a hike and you lose the vast majority of the people.  Easy as that.

Alberta national park reports 10% increase in visitors
Between April 2014 to March 2015, more than 3.6 million visitors passed through the gates of Banff National Park in Alberta, the largest number since 2000, and a 10 percent increase over the number of visitors in the previous fiscal year.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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